Soul Blind has released “Third Chain,” the lead single off the band’s upcoming EP, Third Chain, set for release on Sept. 16, 2021.
Soul Blind features Cen (vocals/bass); Justin Sarica (guitar); Finn Lovell (guitar); and Steve Hurley (drums).
“Third Chain came together in the midst of writing last summer,” the band stated. “The song comes from a wide array of influences of ours that we’ve molded into our own. It’s a very guitar driven song carried by melodies of the vocals. We tried to tap into that fast paced gritty guitar-driven sound while keeping the chorus open and huge. Our guitarist Finn came up with the lead riff and everything fell together naturally after that. It’s stood out to us as the single for the EP because it’s a good middle ground of the three tracks and exemplifies how diverse our sound can be. We shot the music video at a park from our area that we all went to growing up with a close friend and frequent collaborator, Justin Pietropaoli.”
“Third Chain” is guitar-laden rock at its finest; fiercely melodic and groovy with an angular heaviness. The video is a swirling kaleidoscope of performance shots filmed through a fisheye lens, depicting a style and color palette evocative of the bands that influenced them. On the three-song EP, Soul Blind provides a contemporary sensibility to the fuzzed-out sounds of ‘90s alt-rock and grunge, while tackling the emotions that come with self-reflection and outward relationships. Recorded with Jon Markson and Adam Cichocki, Third Chain will be the band’s first release with Other People Records.
The band will also be hitting the road this fall including California dates with label-mates Modern Color and an East Coast tour with Koyo.
With Modern Color:
8/26/2021 – San Diego, CA @ Department w/ Goon + Was
8/27/2021 – Long Beach, CA @ Supply & Demand w/ Milly + Slow Trip
8/28/2021 – San Jose, CA @ The X Bar w/ Maya + Slumped + Brahm
9/17/2021 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ APEX Studios w/ Restraining Order
9/18/2021 – North Haven, CT @ The Cockeyed Crow w/ Restraining Order + Rule Them All + End It
9/19/2021 – Oakdale, NY @ Shakers Pub
9/20/2021 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Webbed Wing
9/21/2021 – Greensboro, NC @ Gate City Garage
9/22/2021 – Columbia, SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
9/23/2021 – Jacksonville, FL @ Archetype w/ Magnitude + Point Of Contact + Kharma
9/24/2021 – Brandon, FL @ Noisebox w/ Magnitude + Point Of Contact + Kharma
9/25/2021 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Bark w/ Magnitude + One Step Closer
9/26/2021 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion w/ Magnitude + One Step Closer
9/27/2021 – Atlanta, GA @ The Dog House
9/28/2021 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ One Step Closer
10/09/2021 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds w/ No Pressure, Koyo, Victory Garden, Charity
10/30/2021 – New Haven, CT @ State House w/ Narrow Head + Wav
Hailing from Hudson Valley, NY, Soul Blind pushes the boundaries of alternative rock with a rich collage of sounds and an injection of hardcore attitude. Formed in 2018, the band has a nuanced approach to songwriting. The group made their debut with the Willpower EP in 2018, followed by Untitled later that year and a handful of promo singles in 2019. The group’s caustic mix of rock influences and hardcore spirit has landed them tours and shows with bands like Vein, All Out War, Death Threat, Fiddlehead, Praise, Anxious, Koyo, and One Step Closer.